Canning mushrooms

Last summer I was reading one of my favorite farming/ prepping blogger, Patrice Lewis. She was canning mushrooms and described her adventure here http://www.rural-revolution.com/2015/08/canning-mushrooms_28.html. I was so encouraged! I never thought to can mushrooms! But it wasn’t until this fall that the price of mushrooms dropped low enough to justify the work of canning. Also, though we LOVE mushrooms, they are not really what I would call a staple of our pantry. So the price had to be REALLY low to warrant the expense and the devoted hours. This past August the super sale price of mushrooms convinced me that I could can the ‘shrooms and come out ahead.

But they weren’t sliced.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Well, ok~ I got to slicing~ it was a snap with my most wonderful new knives that I received for my birthday. AND I only cut myself once! YAY! (those babies are sharp so only once was an improvement).

Into the big stock pot to cook down.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Yum….

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Then ladle the softened ‘shrooms into sterile pint-sized canning jars…..

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Top with boiling water…..

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Wipe the rims. Screw on the warm, softened lids…..

 

Load into the pressure canner…..

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Pressure can for 45 mins at 12 pounds and wala~

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

15 pints to stash away in the pantry to dress up warm winter farm food.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

Today’s count: 8 eggs. 8!

What’s for supper: spicey pork roast with garlic mashed potatoes and carrots

Weather: Rain before noon, then showers likely after noon. Patchy fog before noon. High near 48. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Tonight a 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: